2018 Student Highlights

Join the festivities as the AOSA celebrates its 50th anniversary!AOSA 50th

Wednesday, June 20

5:30-8pm: New AOSA logo will be unveiled at the Opening General Session

Thursday, June 21

3:30pm: 50th Anniversary Celebration of AOSA

Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision and Allergan

Saturday, June 23

6-8pm: AOSA Spotlight Featuring AOSA Legends

Gold Sponsor—Alcon Vision Care

Silver Sponsor—Shire


Sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Vision

AOA+ Keynote Speaker Alexa von Tobel

Friday, June 22, 1-2:30pmAlexa von Tobel

AOA+ speaker Alexa von Tobel is back by popular demand after her keynote address at the AOA+ event at Optometry's Meeting 2017. The young entrepreneur and best-selling author, von Tobel will present easily applicable financial planning advice that will help mitigate climbing student debt and prepare for the future.

AOA+ Leadership Link

AOA+ Leadership Link provides an exclusive opportunity to students and new doctors to help them make the transition from optometry student or recent graduate to doctor of optometry. Optometric leaders from around the nation meet with students in a small group setting to share experiences and offer resources and guidance. For more information, contact Stacey Struckhoff at sstruckhoff@aoa.orgAOA+ Leadership Link

Session 1—Thursday, June 21, 4-5pm—Register here
Colorado Convention Center, Exhibit Hall next to AOSA booth. Drinks and appetizers will be served.

Session 2—Friday, June 22, 8-9am—Register here
Colorado Convention Center Room 3A. Breakfast will be served.

Session 3—Saturday, June 23, 8:30-9:30am—Register here
Colorado Convention Center Room 3A. Breakfast will be served.

NEW! AOA+ Pop-up Sessions

The Pop-up Sessions are not your typical education courses. These fast-paced, interactive and diverse sessions will keep you engaged, motivated and excited to be an optometrist.

Friday Pop-Up Sessions take place at 3pm, 3:50pm and 4:30pm
Pick your Pop-ups, then sip and learn during one of the many Pop-up sessions on Friday afternoon. Each session will be offered in every time period. Drink tickets will be provided for attendance.

Saturday Pop-Up Sessions take place at 10am, 10:50am and 11:30am
Pick your Pop-up and get a pick-me-up from our snack and beverage bar. Each session will be offered in every time period.

Thursday, June 21

Essilor Optometry Student Bowl™ XVII and Reception


OSB Logo
College rivalries take center stage as 25 schools and colleges of optometry battle to be the smartest, loudest and most creative in the 27th Annual Essilor Optometry Student BowlTM. The high-speed, high-stakes test of optometric knowledge pits one champion from each school against all others, poised to buzz in with the right answer and bring home $1,000 and the coveted crystal trophy. Second- and third-place winners take home $750 and $500 respectively.

The equally celebrated Spirit Award honors the school with the most energy, best costumes and flashiest entrance; students ramp up for the must-attend event by putting together costumes, props and signs to cheer on their champion. Everyone is invited to the Student Bowl and the reception that immediately follows. Keep the energy flowing and party with your peers at the reception while you enjoy great food, drinks and warm camaraderie.  

Sponsored by Essilor

Relive the mayhem and awesome display of optometric knowledge at the 26th annual Essilor Optometry Student Bowl.

Friday, June 22

Student Education Course—At Luxottica, your vision is our vision.


Keynote speaker, Ben Chudner, O.D., Senior clinical Director of Luxottica Eye Care, will talk about how his team exists to support doctors as they put their visions into practice and find fulfillment in their careers. He'll also explore how clarifying one's vision increases the likelihood of it coming true. With anecdotal stories and scientific data, he'll share how the law of attraction can help build personal and professional success. A Berkeley graduate, Dr. Chudner will share personal insights from his career path that show how being open to unforeseen opportunities can fit into your vision in unexpected ways.

Attend this course to receive your wristband to attend the Luxottica Live! party.
Sponsored by Luxottica Retail     

 90 mMintes to Open 100 Minds

Luxottica Live!


Luxottica Live! is always one of the most anticipated student events at Optometry's Meeting, and this year will be Lucky Strikeno exception! Bowl a frame, rack 'em up and raise a glass with fellow students and Luxottica team members at Lucky Strike Denver.

With chic modern décor and a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, Lucky Strike is not your typical bowling experience! Nosh on chef-driven cuisine, sip hand-crafted cocktails and engage in some friendly competition. A great opportunity to relax and network, this event will be one you won't want to miss!

Students must attend the student course from 10:30am-12pm to receive a wristband to attend.

Sponsored by Luxottica Retail

Saturday, June 23

Optometry Cares® 5K Run/Walk


Rise and shine with Optometry Cares at the annual 5K Run/Walk! The race will take place on the beautiful University of Colorado Denver Auraria Campus, located only a half-mile from the Colorado Convention Center.Sign up for the race when you register to attend Optometry's Meeting! Race entry fee of $30 includes a race packet, chip-timed bib, a technical T-shirt, and awards to top age-division finishers. Check in at the packet pickup table located in AOA Central near the Optometry Cares Kiosk on Friday, June 22, from 9am-5pm.

Registration Required. $30 fee

Presenting Sponsor-MyEyeDr. Supporting Sponsor-The Vision Council